November 29, 2009

Mafia Wars Game Bar; Strategy Guide

As part of Zynga's new use of the Facebook Connect Integration feature, you can download a toolbar called the "Mafia Wars Game Bar":


The Game Bar displays your current Health, Energy, Stamina, and Energy Pack Timer on a toolbar on your internet browser so you can check on your Mafia Wars status at any time. This could be pretty useful if you were a very active fighter so you can easily see changes in your health if someone is attacking or hitlisting you.

As an added bonus, if you install the Mafia Wars Game Bar, you will get the Utility Belt (armor - 30 attack and 30 defense).

Edit:

There is a downside to the tool bar
. When you are browsing the web and your toolbar is connected, Mafia Wars treats your account as if you are actively playing, so you can get snuffed many times in a row with the toolbar installed.


On a side note, my new Mafia Wars Guide will go live tomorrow night!

Edit: I'm sure you are surprised - there has been another set-back. The product and site are finished and ready to go, but now it's going to take 3-5 business days for ClickBank (the site I am going through) to process the ebook. At least everything is finally finished!
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40 comments:

  1. i have fire fox 3.5, a supported browser mind you... i go to download the toolbar and it prompts me to log in, so i do, no biggie. but from there i click install and im forwarded back to the login prompt. happened 5 times already. over it, dont need a fucking tool belt >=[

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  2. It is working on firefox 3.5.5 here... but it is not that good :)

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  3. worth installing and then removing just to get the special item doesnt take 2 mins

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  4. Hey mafia wars guide, do you have any information about bangkok ?

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  5. hey guys, the toolbar isnt installing for me as my firefox cant install anything, does anyone have the link that gives you the bonus item?

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  6. Nothing about Mafia Wars Bangkok yet, just that it was supposed to come out around Christmas. I am guessing we will see a teaser in about two weeks - i.e. like a loot weekend (just like there was with Moscow) with Bangkok-themed loot.

    I wouldn't be surprised if it it doesn't make it out in time for Christmas due to the fact that most daily players still haven't finished Moscow yet. They won't release Bangkok until most players have gotten to at least episode 6 in Moscow.

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  7. i installed this for the tool belt, got it thanks!

    a note however: having this toolbar seems to keep you logged into MW...i logged out of facebook with under 20health so as not to be attacked. when i logged back in i had been attacked a few times. this is the first time it has happened...and with all things the same except for the toolbar i can only believe it's the toolbar!!

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  8. on a side note, do you know if mastering the third tier will give you the mastery loot item? because i feel that i can live without a few skill points, but i dont want to miss the loot mastery item.

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  9. huum, so bangkok will take more time..that's sucks =/..moscow is so complicated, we need a lot of money..i think the others players will take a long time to finish this.

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  10. for me the limiting factor in moscow is energy. the businesses are producing way more rubles than i will ever use, it's just taking forever to get through the levels because of the high energy requirements. i've only fully completed four of the six tiers, and i'm only on the first episode of vor. and because i'm at about level 475, it's not like i level up often enough to use leveling refills to help me through these. i'm basically relying on energy packs at this point.

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  11. Yeah, frankly, I wish they hadn't done the nerf. They've made rubles as valuable as dollars. In other words, worthless. Rubles are now way too easy to get. They've taken the need to do strategic game play and planning out of getting through Moscow. Sure it was going to take a good amount of time, but at least it was challenging. Now money isn't an issue. Whenever I have energy to do jobs, the money is there. No need to plan ahead.

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  12. Money is NOT worthless, try to do episode 6 without selling stuff..

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  13. Heey everbody
    does anyone know why i dont get any skill points when i master a job in moscow.
    i have this problem from about episode 4.
    is this normal??
    thnxx

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  14. it happens to a lot of people (skill points) - I think it is a bug

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  15. Money is damn easy now i am 116 lvl player upgraded the first five businesses in 5 days and having enough money to purchase the needed items for the job.I'm just to call the balkan boss.Oh yes u need to check the business after 24 hrs daily bcoz it will be a total waste of money if u dont.By the way Bangkok should be open to players for above 250 lvl atleast bcoz i still have to complete cuban jobs just mastered the first job tier a week before and to far to go to Bangkok.By the way u were talking about which ebook?

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  16. @ Mih

    the e-book is a Mafia Wars Guide I am releasing through clickbank.. more details in a few days when it gets approved

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  17. hey guys and mafia wars guide...
    I don't know why some people want a lot of TNT, Canonazo and moscow itens ( episode 5, 6 ) etc...
    I really would like to know the reason for that..

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  18. i ask for lower level yet strong loot bc people are likely to give you more; rather than asking for the best gear. the pt difference between the two levels isn't that different :p

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  19. Not really sure what the question is. People want good equipment because with good equipment you can win fights lol.

    TNT vs Ubijca Assault Rifle is barely any difference.. however something like gaff hook vs zmeya carbon blade is a big difference.

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  20. I disagree money is still an issue. I'm on ep5 and 6 and play daily. I've almost mastered ep5 and ep6 is still on level 1 because energy and cash are problems. I did have 400mil in the bank and every time a new chapter opens I spend it all and still need some to buy the stuff. Remember that the items needed goes up exponential. I will need 39 more Enforcers by the end, that is just over 655 mil more just for the enforcers plus all the others needed. And at 4% the first time thru and 3-2 that is a whole lot of energy. I have been working on finishing Moscow since it opened and I'm still not done I had the first 3ep done before 5&6 opened. I have a job mastery google spread sheet for Moscow that show % and items. MW guide if you want the link leave me a reply.

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  21. Be careful the toolbar has tracking script in it...

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  22. After tonight's "maintenance" I had to lower the security settings on my browser to allow third party cookies. I'm about to quit playing because it's getting ridiculous on top of ridiculous with cookies, flash cookies, iesnare, and now this plus tracking scripts in the toolbar?!? WTFunk?

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  23. Also the maintenance upgrade removed the mafia wars autoplayer. Which, BTW, I don't actualy use for autoplaying. I only use it because it shows energy/experience ratios for every job and it shows how much more experience you need before the next level up. These are things that really should be built in, and things that any pocket calculator could do, so I don't consider it cheating-by-automation. It's just annoying that I now have to go back to the pocket calculator method.

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  24. Oh, and I really don't understand the person that says money will be a problem in epsidoe 6. Just from the businesses running in the background while I've been working through episode 5, I already have about a billion rubles saved up. By the time I get to episode 6 it will be 1.5 billion. And probably another 500 million as I work the the first chapter of episode 6. Really I don't think rubles can possibly be a problem.

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  25. business in moscow are all mastered! thanks to the raining rubles link!!

    just wanna share what i think about the maintenance, seems like mafia wars facebook is moving its players to the mafia wars beta, judjing by the profile picture that they provide me.

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  26. Here is a link for the fix in the already existing mafia script. I use it for the ratio too. It works perfectly with the new upgrade. Enjoy

    http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/60841

    (I had to write this down manually. Whats the problem with pasting here?)

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  27. Not sure.. for some reason you can't copy and paste stuff in the blogger comment boxes lol

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  28. Hello Mafia Wars Guide, love this blog.
    I have a question. I logged in and saw that I got whacked like 5 times an hour ago, all in just 1 minute time. How is this possible? I thought that if you get killed, nobody can kill you again until the energy regenerates to 20? Or am I wrong..

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  29. Thanks for the link Fatal_Error! Works perfectly.

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  30. All -

    The toolbar does have the fatal flaw of esstentially keeping you logged into the game. without the tool bar if you go out under 20 health now, you remain a ghost. With the tool bar, as your health increases you become eligible for fighting. The day I had mine loaded I was snuffed 5 times. The tool bar was quickly uninstalled (on Firefox, BTW) ... However, I think the Belt is great 30 Att and 30 Defense I think. I'm using it, so installing and and uninstalling it was worth it.

    Heck of a lot better than most Black Friday crap.

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  31. I just posted a big long answer to the issue of the toolbar, and I don't see it.

    if you have the toolbar installed, you bascially are staying active in the game and therefore eligible to be hit. I uninstalled it.

    But glad I installed it because I'm using the ultility belt. 30 ATT/30 DEF I believe.

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  32. Good to know. I actually didn't install the toolbar myself because I don't like personal data collected lol - figure I would still report about it in case anyone was interested.

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  33. people wont be abled to finish moscow before christmas, if they dont get skill points for job mastery, i a just llotin cuba items and earning cahs for the nest egg, until oscow is working properly again, cause after the double mastery week i was hoping to finish off moscow, cuba is selfsuffient, so i had that done in one afternoon. mw is getting tedious and boring.

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  34. So what can you do if you dont get points for completing a job? Its a bug for all accounts? I want to start a new energy account and I am pretty sure you cant do it without getting points for each jobs

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  35. The points aren't make or break from Moscow IMO - for mastering moscow you get what, 100ish skill points?

    I have 7000 energy at this point on my energy account, do you think I would really notice it if I only had 6900?

    I hope it gets fixed at some point though - pretty lame otherwise especially since people (like me) got skill points and others currently aren't.

    Just know that if does get fixed, it is very unlikely you will be given points in retrospect.

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  36. On my account I get skill points again so guess mafia wars solved the problem.

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  37. mafia wars has become too easy, I started 65 days ago, mastered all of NY and Cuba, and on Moscow 6, would have mastered all of Moscow already if i didnt lose all my job rackets a few weeks ago.

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  38. Looks like the skill point bug in Moscow is fixed. I get skill points from completing jobs again (I wasn't earlier), and I no longer get skill points for asking for help on jobs I've already completed.

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  39. ok i have the tool bar installed---i have had it for about 2 weeks----it used to give me a mini energy pack---but since bangkok---when i try to click it to use it---nothing happens----can anyone help me fix it again!!!!

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